Last summer, 2017, our tomatoes produced a small number of very small fruit. Part of the issue was the incredible number of “stinkbugs”that invaded and damaged both the tomato fruit and the tomato plants. Another issue was nematodes. Continue reading
Posts by Christine
Spring Gardening Fever is in the Air!
This year has been off to a rocky start; it began with the flu making its way through the family in January, with everyone well in February. Now it is March and time to get back to the garden.
If you have not yet purchased seeds, get that done asap to start planting indoors, or put the containers outside if the temperature is warming. Start working the garden beds by adding compost and mulch.
Watch for gardening updates — we are just getting started!
Luffa Sponges from Luffa Gourd
This year, I decided to try to grow my own Luffa sponges. The Luffa gourd is in the same family as the cucumber – it generates very long vines and is easy to grow. Continue reading
Summer Peppers Continue in the Fall …
This was a great year for Peppers; they produced Continue reading
Antelope Horn Milkweed
The Green Antelope Horn Milkweed — Asclepias viridis — is so named for its elongated fruit (top right corner of the image).
In Texas, Continue reading
What’s in My Water? EWG’s Tap Water Database
Water Quality is important for Health. Learn more about what is in your water and how you can remove the toxic contaminants.
How to Make Calendula Oil for Skin Care
This year, I’m thinking outside the box, and learning to grow and use a few more plants that contribute to a healthy lifestyle for myself, family and friends. Continue reading
Collecting Seeds from the Herb, Stevia
I’ve previously grown Stevia, but have not collected the seeds–before now. Continue reading
Eggplant — a Healthy Addition to You Garden and Your Diet!
Eggplant produces well in summer heat, and adds a plethora of nutrients for a healthy diet. Continue reading
Growing and Drying Tarragon
With the new kitchen garden bed finally completed this year in March, tarragon was one of the first herbs planted.